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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Gunmetal Gray and a coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes a high-stakes thriller featuring the world's most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man.
Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. They want to kick Gentry off the flight but are overruled by CIA headquarters. The mystery man is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley.
When they land in an isolated airbase in the U.K., they are attacked by a hostile force who kidnaps the prisoner. Only Gentry escapes. His handlers send him after the attackers, but what can one operative do against a trained team of assassins? A lot, when that operative is the Gray Man.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A protégé of the late Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney writes spy thrillers that crackle with excitement and are packed with rigorously researched detail that makes the stories startlingly realistic. In Greaney’s eighth Gray Man adventure, CIA assassin Court Gentry fights to stop a series of deadly attacks against American intelligence around the world. Meanwhile, a former Russian spy aspires to world domination with the aid of a bioweapon perfected by a rogue North Korean scientist. The gloriously pulpy dialogue and white-knuckle action make Mission Critical a great read for your next cross-country flight.
At the start of bestseller Greaney's exciting eighth Gray Man novel (after 2018's Agent in Place), CIA contract agent Court Gentry (aka the Gray Man), who has received a last-minute summons to Langley, is picked up by a CIA Gulfstream in Zurich. The plane stops in Luxembourg City, where a team of CIA agents boards with a hooded prisoner. The next stop is an English air base, where the Americans are to hand over the prisoner to MI6. On landing, gunmen mow down the two transaction parties on the tarmac, grab the prisoner, and drive him away in a van. Court pursues the van in a powered glider he commandeers. Meanwhile in the U.S., Court's love interest, former Russian intelligence officer Zoya Zakharova, is being questioned at a CIA safe house. When the safe house comes under attack, Zoya is the only one in the house to escape. The two assaults are related, as revealed in between the many intense scenes with even higher high body counts that follow. Greaney knows what military action fans want and delivers in spades. Author tour.)